Welcome to ADAA's Professional Community

ADAA is the only multidisciplinary professional organization in mental health that engages the world’s leading experts who focus on anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders. Engaging a membership of more than 1,800 professionals, ADAA strives to improve patient care by promoting implementation of evidence-based treatments and best practices across disciplines through trainings, continuing education and accelerating dissemination of research into practice.

  ADAA promotes scientific innovation and engages a diverse network of clinicians and basic and clinical anxiety and depression researchers with diverse backgrounds in medicine, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing, neuroscience, genetics, epidemiology, and other disciplines to advance science and new treatments. 

⇒  ADAA member dues help support the free information and resources that are provided to the more than 11 million unique annual website visitors to www.adaa.org. Membership dues also help fund the research that will one day prevent and cure anxiety, depression and related disorders. 

Member News and Program Updates

Updated #ADAA2021 submissions information, upcoming live webinars, members in the news, trending articles, and more! Read this week's issue of Insights e-newsletter here. 
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, teletherapy is one of the only ways to continue receiving mental health services...but what happens when therapy must continue across state lines? ADAA member Erika J. Vivyan, PhD explores successful steps for teletherapy across state lines.
ADAA member Erika J. Vivyan, PhD shares a "to-do-list" with tips to help therapists promote anti-racism in their practices. "...The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent increased awareness of systemic racism have left me, a white psychologist, at a loss for words. I wanted to write a post for other anti-racist allies who are also struggling to voice and act in increasingly anti-racist ways both personally and professionally. Here are some things that I have been working on, and I thought that it would be a useful list for other white psychologists who aim to promote anti-racism in their practices..."
ADAA members Naomi Simon, MD, MSc, Stefan Hofmann, PhD, and Elizabeth Hoge, MD with collaborators Eric Bui, MD, Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, Susanne Hoeppner PhD, and David Rosenfield, PhD authored a newly published study in JAMA Psychiatry entitled "Efficacy of Yoga vs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Stress Education for the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” In this randomized clinical trial of 226 adults with generalized anxiety disorder, 12-week group treatment with either Kundalini yoga or CBT was more effective than the stress education control condition, but the non-inferiority test did not find Kundalini yoga to be as effective as CBT. However, after six months of follow-up, the CBT response remained significantly better than stress education (the control therapy), while yoga was no longer significantly better, suggesting CBT may have more robust, longer-lasting anxiety-reducing effects.